Ether is the native currency of the Ethereum network and it’s commonly abbreviated to ETH, which is its ticker symbol.
You need ETH to pay for some of your interactions with the blockchain and to pay for the items you buy. You can buy it through OpenSea, either by depositing from an exchange like Coinbase or using your credit card, or you can buy it directly in your wallet extension.
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Adding ETH through OpenSea
1. On OpenSea, click your Wallet balance in the upper right corner.
2. From the balance dropdown, click the “+” sign next to your Ethereum balance.
3. This will prompt a pop-up window showing your wallet address. Click Copy to copy your wallet address.
Method 1: Deposit from an Exchange
For most people, it’s best to find a crypto exchange, like Coinbase, which will offer a way to buy crypto with cash.
Use the wallet address you copied to send crypto from your exchange. You can also consult the FAQ below:
Please note that we cannot make any guarantees about third-party services.
An example of the "Deposit ETH" window. Do not send ETH to the address above.
Method 2: Buy with a credit or debit card
Depending on your locality, you may be able to buy directly with a credit or debit card.
Buying with a credit card may incur additional fees, depending on which third-party provider you use. You may also not receive the entire crypto amount immediately.
Adding ETH through your wallet
Depending on your wallet provider, you may have the option to purchase ETH directly in your wallet.
Please see the instructions below on how to purchase ETH using MetaMask.
Keep in mind, all transactions completed on the Ethereum blockchain will require gas fees. You'll need enough ETH to complete your transaction on OpenSea, along with the gas fees associated with the transaction.